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The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.
Most people don’t understand the relationship between giving and receiving. God wants the best for us; believing His Word enables us to receive His blessings. However, when we receive good things from God, giving to others completes the cycle. Prosperity God’s way puts us in a position to give financially to bless others; but this is only possible when we trust in Him and not in the spirit of mammon.
Giving can be compared to a farmer sowing seed, fully believing he will eventually see a bountiful harvest. Concerning us, God has increase on His mind, but we must be willing to sow in order to experience that increase. As Christians, we set ourselves up to receive increase by giving generously. When we do, we’ll see abundance, not just in our finances, but in all other areas of our lives as well.
It’s important to give with the right motives. We can’t ever outgive God, who gave us His own Son because of His love for us. Love is the most powerful force in the universe, and unless we give with this motivation, we’re just going through the motions. Giving simply to get something for ourselves doesn’t work; whatever we do, doing it with any motive other than love results in zero benefit to us.
Giving out of thankfulness for what Jesus did for us connects us to Him on a spiritual level. Giving should become a reflex action. It’s a powerful way of proving to ourselves who we really trust: God or money. Everything in the natural begins in the spiritual; our faith withdraws everything that grace has deposited in our spiritual accounts.
Lord, Your Word keeps us from having a wrong relationship with money. Your will is for us to experience abundance and blessings in every area of our lives, but for this to happen, we must trust in You more than in physical wealth. Thank You for teaching us to give with the right spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Proverbs 11:24, 25
1 Corinthians 13:3, NKJV
Psalm 107:37, 38
For more on the link between giving and success, click on the link for the four-DVD series, Answers to Spiritual and Financial Success—Volume 1.
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